Posted by Glenda (22.214.171.124) on March 19, 2001 at 23:03:25:
I use InoculateIT Personal Edition....it's free and
comes with forever updates. It has been a life saver
for me. If you don't have anti-virus software or you
are tired of having to buy new software once a year to
keep getting your virus updates you can check this
software out at the link below.
This is how I check my e-mail attachments with
InoculateIT PE before I ever open them:
1-Save the attachment to a disk or your hard drive
if saving to your hard drive take note to where you are
saving it(but do not open it)
2-open your anti-virus software
3-Go to where you saved the attachment
4-Highlight the file by right clicking only ONCE
5-Then in InoculateIT software you click on GO
it then scans the file attachment and then tells you
if anything was detected.
Although with InoculateIT software, if you have it
configured correctly it will scan the e-mail
attachments automatically when they are opened.
If you don't trust it you can scan them yourself
manually as I described above.
THIS IS A COPY OF WHAT APPEARS IN THE HELP FILE OF
INOCULATEIT Personal Edition:
Can you please tell me how to check e-mail attachments
InoculateIT Personal Edition Real-Time protection will
check and clean any infected e-mail attachments when
you open them. You can also Save the attachment to the
hard disk and scan it using the main InoculateIT PE
program. To check that Real-Time protection is enabled,
move the pointer over the InoculateIT PE symbol in the
system tray (located in the bottom right of the taskbar
near the clock).
Hope this is helpful!
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